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Support your NHS heroes during 5K May


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Fundraisers who like to walk, run, swim or roll are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to tackle Run for Heroes’ latest 5K May challenge.

Since it began in 2020, Run for Heroes has raised more than £7 million for NHS charities thanks to its infamous 5K running challenge – Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5, which was launched during the first lockdown.

After the success of the original fundraiser, Run for Heroes is back with 5K May – it’s all about getting fit, hitting the 5K target and raising funds for charity. Fundraisers can complete the challenge in any way they wish, whether it’s walking, rolling, skipping or swimming – anything goes!

Fundraisers can take part on their own or in a group and simply need to donate £5 to the charity via Just Giving or in person before nominating five friends or family members to complete their own 5K challenge.

Suzanne Rutter, Charity Engagement and Development Manager, said: “Run for Heroes 5K May is a fantastic new charity challenge which we hope will transform Rotherham into a hive of fundraising activity in May.

“Whatever your age or ability, completing 5K, donating £5 and inspiring our friends and family to do the same is something we can all do. We hope this fabulous challenge will create some healthy competition amongst individuals and teams looking for a creative way to complete their 5K. It’s about getting out, doing something active and feeling good while doing it.

“Don’t forget to get in touch to tell us how you plan to support our NHS heroes during 5K May.”

Run for Heroes has partnered with charities across the UK for 5K May and is hoping to build on the world-wide success of last year’s challenge.

What started as a plan to raise £5,000 for NHS charities at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic went completely viral on social media, becoming a major fitness motivation and fundraising took for more than a million people. Founder Olivia Strong has since been awarded an MBE.

To donate your £5 to the charity during 5K May visit https://runforheroes.justgiving.com/get-involved?charityId=185512

For more information about the challenge or to let the charity know about your fundraising plans, please call 01709 426821 or email trft.charity@nhs.net.

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trusthttp://www.therothehamft.nhs.uk/
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust runs Rotherham Hospital and NHS services across the community.

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